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Choosing The Right Kind of Tires For Your Car

Choosing the right kind of tires for your vehicle depends on the make and model, the driving conditions you face on a daily basis and how much wear and tear you will force your tires to endure.

What would a car be without tires? You could have the best engine and the greatest transmission but all of that would mean nothing if you didn't have tires. Your car would just sit there, as pretty as it is. It would not be drive-able. That is why tires on a car are so important. With the advancement in tires today, you can actually buy a pair of tires that will transform your mediocre car into a dream on the road. But the advancement in tire technology is so great these days, that it can also be intimidating and confusing. Which ones are right for your car?
When it comes time to replace the tires on your car, you can do a couple of things. You can find the same make and size as the ones that came on your car when you bought it, or you can go for an upgrade if you feel your car needs it. You may also be considering changing the wheels. While some people like to put new wheels on the same old tire, it may be a good idea to get new tires and wheels together.
There are many things to consider when purchasing new tires for your car. First, think about what kind of driving you do and what your needs are when it comes to tires. Do you drive in wet weather conditions often? Do you drive mostly on the freeway or just around town? How much driving do you really do? These are some questions you may be asked by a salesperson helping you buy tires. If you do live in an area where weather is a factor, you may want to look at getting all season tires. Especially if you live in climates where it snows often such as Montana or Utah, it would be a good idea to have snow tires that you can swap out for standard tires in the summer months. Consider the speed rating on the tires. You may not need a tire that is made for speeds over 150 miles per hour. Most cars on the road have a V rating and that is more than enough speed rating for most cars. Unless you have a car that can go over 150 mph, you don't need anything higher than a V. Tires with higher speed ratings will cost you more and won't last as long because the tire is made of softer material. The tread will have a shorter life with higher speed rated tires.
When it comes to ride quality, a low profile tire such as a 40 or 50 series can look great on your car but your tires will take more of a beating when you drive or bumps or potholes. It's best to stick with a 55 or 60. Tires can also make noise than others depending on their tread design. If you drive a lot on the highways, you may want to consider the noise factor but for driving around town, you won't notice the noise much. A tire salesperson can tell you which tires are quieter than others and can recommend the best ones.

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